The University of Louisville Cardinal Stadium was a $63-million dollar project adding 5,400 seats, loge level seating and field level suites.
Before work began, RAM identified a glitch in the design specifications for the precast stadium concrete broom finish (PCI code vs ACI code), in conjunction with the selected waterproofing system. Due to the heavy broom finish a self-adhered membrane was not recommended without additional surface prep which required additional expense that was not in the owner’s budget.
After agreeing on a solution, RAM was able to install the self-adhered waterproofing system with a two component polyurethane liquid membrane to fill the exposed aggregate for an acceptable concrete substrate with minimal expense to the owner.
Up against meeting the schedule, once RAM was authorized to proceed with install, the crews were ramped up and sequenced to allow the concrete split-slab to be formed and poured in sequences reducing loss days. RAM